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International Tourism and Hospitality Management (Hons), B.A.

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  • 48 months
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University rank #401 (WUR) Bournemouth, United Kingdom
The International Tourism and Hospitality Management (Hons) at Bournemouth University is suitable for those with career aspirations related to global hospitality and the wider travel and tourism industry. 
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Overview

Accredited by The Tourism Management Institute, we are one of the top universities in the world for the study of tourism and hospitality, ranked 3rd in the UK for hospitality, event Management and tourism in the Guardian League Table 2019, 10th in the world for hospitality and leisure management according to the QS University Rankings 2019 and 2nd in the UK (10th in the world) for hospitality and tourism management according to the Shanghai Rankings of Academic Subjects 2019.

Underpinned by our long-standing and internationally recognised research in tourism and hospitality, this degree is suitable for those with career aspirations related to global hospitality and the wider travel and tourism industry. It will provide you with an understanding of the origins, development and organisation of the tourism and hospitality industries, and the opportunities and challenges facing organisations operating in and across the various sectors.

The accommodation sector continues to grow rapidly. Year after year, global revenues and occupancy rates have continued to increase, as have international passenger arrivals. Helping to sustain this growth means that many new jobs – as well as small and medium-sized enterprises – have been created in the accommodation, food and drink, transport, visitor attractions and travel distribution sectors.

Social and technological changes have created new opportunities in these markets, many of which are threats to the existing organisations. In order to succeed, businesses need managers that understand how to compete and collaborate with others in a dynamic and diverse group of industries. 

You will graduate with the skills those businesses are looking for. Through studying a combination of tourism and hospitality with a specific focus on international issues, you’ll know what is needed not just to survive in such an environment, but to thrive in it.

You’ll have an opportunity to go on residential field trips. You can also expand your horizons and spend some time studying abroad with one of our 40 partner institutions in the USA, Australia, Europe or Asia.

In year three you’ll gain vital experience during your 30-week work placement in the UK or overseas which will give you the opportunity to turn theory into practice and build a network of professional contacts to help you secure a management-level position after graduating.

This course is taught by tourism and hospitality specialists who are actively involved in research that informs the future of these industries; as well as notable experts who share their expertise during regular guest lectures.

Undergraduate students who will successfully complete the Digital Marketing unit have the opportunity to achieve the IDM qualification level 4 Certificate in Digital Marketing, as a result of exemptions awarded by the IDM for the Digital Marketing unit. Among the organisations that our graduates have worked for are Astral Holidays, Costa Cruises, Explore Worldwide, Flight Centre, Hills Balfour, Quay Holidays, Senate Grand Prix, STA Travel, Thomson, TUI Group and Zenith Holidays.

Accreditation

Institute of Hospitality; Institute of Travel & Tourism; Institute of Data & Marketing (IDM); Tourism Management Institute, United Nations World Tourism Organisation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      4 years including a minimum 30-week work placement

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Tourism & Hospitality Industries
  • Marketing for Tourism & Hospitality
  • Financial Reporting for Hospitality
  • Food Systems
  • Global Hospitality
  • Geography of Tourism Destinations

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    60

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

For September 2021 entry: 

  • Numeracy and Literacy requirement: GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.
  • A-level and AS levels: 104 – 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two A-levels.
  • Access to HE Diploma: 102 – 118 UCAS tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.

Tuition Fee

Please check Bournemouth University course website for the latest fees information.

Living costs for Bournemouth

  • 700 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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